Featured Resources

How to Start a Local WiMI Committee

Have you wanted to start a local Women in the Mechanical Industry (WiMI) committee in your area, but weren’t quite sure where to start? The MCAA WiMI Committee has put together a comprehensive list of ideas and instructions that can be tailored to the specific needs of your area. If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to wimi@mcaa.org.

WebLEM

WebLEM is the industry’s most reliable authority for comprehensive labor units for typical project tasks. Quickly search for and retrieve information. WebLEM is reviewed and updated to reflect the latest products and joining methods. You need a separate login to access this; please contact Nick Nikpourfard.

National Service and Maintenance Agreement

The National Service and Maintenance Agreement is an agreement negotiated and administered by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA) and the Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) and is a signed contract between the UA and individual mechanical service contracting firms who apply and qualify. The Agreement is a nationally recognized tool that helps contractors provide quality, consistent service to their customers throughout the country and helps reclaim lost market share.

Change Orders, Productivity, Overtime—A Primer for the Construction Industry

This planning tool helps you determine the costs associated with unplanned events, circumstances and factors that may impact the outcome, productivity and schedule of construction projects. New for 2020: a chapter highlighting the benefits of sharing native critical path method (CPM) schedule files.

Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies

There is no question the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction industry as a whole, including the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) trades. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to bring to you and the construction industry this white paper. Find the Change Orders publication referenced in this white paper here.

Tool and Equipment Rental Guide

MCAA has joined forces with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) to create an even more robust guide to equipment recovery costs for mechanical, electrical, line and other construction contractors. The guide offers insights on contractor-owned equipment to ensure industry professionals have the most updated costs to inform internal estimating, project proposals for new and potential customers, and cost accounting efforts.

The Next Generation of Data Security

Anything related to technology or cyber security can no longer be taken on faith. It should be protected like any other company asset, but with different tools and strategies. This article is intended to provide guidance and insight of current tools and techniques to protect your data and operations.

2021 MCAA Microsoft Hololens Trimble XR 10 Comparison Report

The MCAA Innovative Technologies Committee’s new report evaluates the Trimble XR10 and shares case studies of its use in the field.

Department of Defense’s New Cybersecurity Requirements Explained for Subcontractors

In 2021, the Department of Defense announced a new strategic effort to provide enhanced cyber security efforts for their building projects going forward. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will ensure accountability for companies to implement cybersecurity standards in order to protect sensitive data during the design, build and operations of DoD facilities. Recently, the DoD has simplified and revised the CMMC to make it more streamlined and faster in what they are calling, “CMMC 2.0”. Play the video and download the assessment guide below. 

Latest Resources

Morris Group International Training Resources

Ligature-Resistant Products for Healthcare discusses how to design safe, secure, patient rooms and bathrooms in behavioral facilities and why ligature-resistant design is important.

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Head Protection

Head injuries are preventable…all 50,000 each year! To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

Morris Group International Training Resources

Safe Water Delivery in Healthcare Facilities highlights the consequences of improper water delivery in healthcare facilities & discusses a systems approach & monitoring systems for infection control.

SLOAN Training Resources

In this webinar we explore how touch-free hygiene can easily be incorporated into K-12 or higher facility restroom design. Watch now.

Plumbing Service 101 Workbook Module 5 – Operations

This module covers many factors that must be considered, such as determining which existing HVACR service department resources might be utilized in an effective organizational structure with key personnel roles defined. Moreover, information is presented on establishing an operating philosophy which integrates plumbing service into the existing company’s corporate culture, including effectively communicating plumbing service details to employees, vendors, and customers.

Plumbing Service 101 Workbook Module 4 – Financial Tools and Profitability

This module is designed to give service contractors an understanding of key financial concepts and factors in planning a successful startup of a plumbing service operation and methods to ensure profitable business.

Plumbing Service 101 Workbook Module 3 – Finding and Developing Great Plumbing Technicians

This module addresses the difficult and challenging task of finding suitable plumbing service technicians. It identifies possible recruitment sources, outlines recommended training, and offers suggestions on how to fit new technicians into an existing work environment.

Plumbing Service 101 Workbook Module 2 – Markets for Plumbing Services

This module provides a closer look at the type of research that is needed before making a final business decision along with presenting ten specific target markets that create possibilities for the HVACR contractor looking to add plumbing services.

Safety Resources

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MCAA 20 Years of Safety Excellence PPE Series: Head Protection

Head injuries are preventable…all 50,000 each year! To celebrate 20 years of safety excellence, MCAA is releasing five impactful videos in 2023 to help improve safety & health across the entire industry.

MSCA 2022 Benchmark Survey

In 2022, MSCA conducted a comprehensive benchmark survey to obtain current data on key performance indicators (KPIs) in the HVACR and plumbing service industry. The results were very insightful and sure to be beneficial to all MSCA members. The full report is now available, results are presented in two formats, one is overall results and the second is broken down by company size which can provide specific insight relevant to your company.

New Worker Safety Orientation Test Answer Key

Check your workers’ responses to the New Worker Safety Orientation Test to ensure they’re retaining key training points.

New Worker Safety Orientation Test

Verify that workers are retaining key training points from MCAA’s New Worker Safety Orientation Video with this test, designed to be used in conjunction with the New Worker Safety Orientation Test Answer Key.

Safety Training Documentation Sheet

New Worker Safety Orientation Documentation Sheet

This documentation sheet can be used to document who has received the training contained in MCAA’s New Worker Safety Orientation video.

New Worker Safety Orientation Pocket Guide

This pocket guide highlights key training points from MCAA’s New Worker Safety Orientation video.

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New Worker Safety Orientation Video

The video teaches viewers about safety within our industry. Topics covered include: stop work authority, Pre-task safety planning, PPE, working at heights, fall prevention & protection, power tool safety, hazard communication, housekeeping, and emergency procedures.

New Tool to Track and Report Vaccine and Testing for OSHA’s ETS on COVID-19

There have been many requests from MCAA members for a simple and easy way to track & report the Emergency Testing Standard (ETS) from OSHA for both the vaccine requirements and weekly testing. MCAA member company Tyfoom has created an automated, simple, and easy process to reach all employees on a regular basis with an ETS survey. For more information, please contact customercare@tyfoom.com or call 801-717-1231 and mention that you are an MCAA member to obtain a 10% member discount.

Upcoming Events

2023 MEP Innovation Conference

January 11 – 13, 2023

Built by MCAA, NECA, and SMACNA, the MEP Innovation Conference is a three-day event with innovative presentations, collaborative roundtable discussions and hands-on exhibitor demonstrations highlighting technologies that can improve MEP contractors’ productivity and profitability.

IPM Class 83, Week 2, January 2023

January 15 – 19, 2023

If you’re a project manager, the MCAA Institute for Project Management (IPM) is the intensive, in-depth training in the fundamentals of project management and the essentials of managing-for-profit you’ve been searching for.

2023 Sales Leadership Symposium

January 16 – 17, 2023

This seminar is for anyone who manages sales personnel, and should be attended before members of the sales team can participate in the Sales Masters program. This ensures that service sales leaders who recruit, hire, train and/or coach are committed to their own growth in addition to the long-term development of their team.

IPM Class 84, Week 2, January 2023

January 16 – 20, 2023

If you’re a project manager, the MCAA Institute for Project Management (IPM) is the intensive, in-depth training in the fundamentals of project management and the essentials of managing-for-profit you’ve been searching for.

2023 Safety Conference

January 17 – 19, 2023

This annual conference provides world-class, industry-specific occupational safety and health education for contractor and local affiliate safety professionals.

MCAA 2023 Annual Convention

March 26 – 30, 2023

Enjoy MCAA’s premier event with an abundance of educational workshops, riveting special sessions, outstanding exhibits, and social functions that never fail to amaze and delight.

Field Leaders Conference, April 2023

April 3 – 5, 2023

Foremen and other supervisory-level field personnel have an opportunity to understand what their employers expect and what they should be doing as leaders.

IPM Class 85, Week 1, April 2023

April 16 – 20, 2023

If you’re a project manager, the MCAA Institute for Project Management (IPM) is the intensive, in-depth training in the fundamentals of project management and the essentials of managing-for-profit you’ve been searching for.